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Title The Stowe debate : rhetorical strategies in Uncle Tom's cabin / edited by Mason I. Lowance, Jr., Ellen E. Westbrook, R.C. De Prospo
Published Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, [1994]
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Description 1 online resource (vi, 318 pages)
Contents "Magic of the Real Presence of Distress" : sentimentality and competing rhetorics of authority / Catharine E. O'Connell -- Flirting with patriarchy : feminist dialogics / Melanie J. Kisthardt -- Rhetoric and satire / Jan Pilditch -- Pliable rhetoric of domesticity / S. Bradley Shaw -- Sentimentality and the uses of death / Isabelle White -- Matriarchy and the rhetoric of domesticity / Susan L. Roberson -- Confronting Antichrist : the influence of Jonathan Edwards's Millenial Vision / Helen Petter Westra -- Biblical typology and the allegorical mode : the prophetic strain / Mason I. Lowance, Jr. -- Myths and rhetoric of the slavery debate and Stowe's comic vision of slavery / James Bense -- Stowe's construction of an African persona and the creation of white identity for a new world order / Sarah Smith Ducksworth -- Toward a rhetoric of equality : reflective and refractive images in Stowe's language / Michael J. Meyer -- Rhetoric of race / Susan Marie Nuernberg
Summary "This collection of essays addresses the continuing controversy surrounding Uncle Tom's Cabin. On publication in 1852, Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel sparked a national debate about the nature of slavery and the character of those who embraced it. Since then, critics have used the book to illuminate a host of issues dealing with race, gender, politics, and religion in antebellum America. They have also argued about Stowe's rhetorical strategies and the literary conventions she appropriated to give her book such unique force." "The thirteen contributors to this volume enter these debates from a variety of critical perspectives. They address questions of language and ideology, the tradition of the sentimental novel, biblical influences, and the rhetoric of antislavery discourse. As much as they disagree on various points, they share a keen interest in the cultural work that texts can do and an appreciation of the enduring power of Uncle Tom's Cabin." --Book Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-308) and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896 -- Technique.
Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896. Uncle Tom's cabin.
Didactic fiction, American -- History and criticism.
Fiction -- Technique.
Narration (Rhetoric)
Political fiction, American -- History and criticism.
Race relations in literature.
Rhetoric -- Social aspects -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Slavery in literature.
Southern States -- In literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author De Prospo, R. C., 1949-
Lowance, Mason I., 1938-
Westbrook, Ellen E., 1952-
ISBN 0585083851 (electronic bk.)
9780585083858 (electronic bk.)
(alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)